“Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan,” once opined the German theologian, philosopher, and physician Albert Schweitzer.
Since I’ve been unable to find the source and context of this quote attributed to Schweitzer, I suppose it might be subject to various interpretations. However, consider it from a simple New Testament perspective.
In the New Testament, Sunday was the day…
…Jesus arose from the dead.
…Jesus appeared to the apostles.
…Jesus convinced doubting Thomas.
…The Holy Spirit empowered the apostles.
…When the gospel was preached on Pentecost.
…When the church began.
…When first-century Christians assembled for worship.
…When Christians observed communion to remember Jesus, celebrate His life, reflect upon His death, and anticipate His return.
Unfortunately, today Sunday has been hijacked by sporting events, concerts, recreational activities, or just relaxing at home. Furthermore, in these post COVID times, some have traded the Sunday assembly for church on the couch.
I fervently wish there was a way that I could impress upon the hearts of all people and especially Christians who are neglecting the assembly to return to worship services. Today.
Your soul needs Sunday. The kind of Sunday God intended. A Sunday of…
…Fellowship with other Believers.
…Special reflection on who God is.
…Commemorating what Christ did for us.
…Sharing our faith.
…Witness to an unbelieving world.
…Handshakes. Hugs. Smiles. And tears.
Without Sunday, there’s a hole in our hearts. An emptiness that needs to be filled. A loneliness and alienation, whether you realize it or not, that yearns for spiritual association and divine connection.
Your soul needs Sunday to unite you with your Father and your family.
Don’t allow anyone or anything to steal Sunday.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman